World Finals, 2024


May 21, 2024 – May 24, 2024    
7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Iowa State University
515 Morrill Rd., Ames, IA, 50011
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Due to facilities availability, World Finals will be Tuesday to Friday this year, not the usual Wednesday to Saturday.

The World Finals is competition is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work for the millions of students across the world who have participated in Odyssey of the Mind!

  • How are Spontaneous Problems Chosen for Competitions?
    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.
  • Time to Celebrate!
    Congratulations! You and your team did it! As you know by now, just getting your team to the tournament and overcoming all the challenges before, during and after competition is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!